Deon Simpson

Deon Simpson BSc, MSc, MPH


DPhil Candidate

Deon joined NPEU in 2014. Her research focuses on inequalities in breastfeeding in the UK.



Deon joined the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit as a DPhil student in 2014 to study trends in breastfeeding inequalities in the UK. Previously, she worked with the Ministry of Health in Jamaica to develop and implement several policies and programmes related to infant and young child feeding, including the Baby Friendly Initiative. She also worked at the University of the West Indies, coordinating a behavioural intervention study to reduce sexual risk behaviours in Jamaican adolescent girls. Deon obtained a MSc in Nutrition from the University of the West Indies in Jamaica and a MA in Public Health from the University of Leeds.